ISSN E 2409-2770
ISSN P 2521-2419

Application of Polyvinyl Acetate (PVAc) in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) as Electrolyte in The Presence of Acetonitrile as Highly Soluble Organic Solvent And KI Iodide As Inorganic Redox Salt



Vol. 6, Issue 07, PP. 217-220, July 2019

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Keywords: Polyvinyl acetate, Acetonitrile, Gel electrolyte, Dye sensitized solar cell

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The dye sensitized solar cells technology is one of the highly efficient, low cost and easily fabricated renewable energy technology. The highly soluble PVAc was prepared by solution polymerization. The PVAc was employed as an electrolyte in third generation, Dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC). The PVAc was characterized using SEM, XRD and conductivity measuring techniques. The prepared electrolyte behaved as gel electrolyte. SEM images shows the excellent dispersion PVAc in liquid electrolyte. The conversion efficiency achieved using gel electrolyte was 4.18%, which was comparable to liquid electrolyte with a value of 4.57%.This new technique reduces the degradation of DSCs rising from volatilization and leakage of the liquid electrolyte and endorses the commercialization process of DSSC.


  1. Shafi ur Rehman: US Pakistan Center For Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar

  2. Hizb Ullah Khan: National Center of Excellence in Physical Chemistry University of Peshawar

  3. Muhammad Khitab Ahmed: National University of Engineering & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan

  4. Rizwan Kamal: US Pakistan Center For Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar


Shafi ur Rehman Hizb Ullah Khan Muhammad Khitab Ahmed and Rizwan Kamal Application of Polyvinyl Acetate (PVAc) in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) as Electrolyte in International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 6 Issue 07 PP. 217-220 July 2019


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